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is a process put into place that will force us to get tax reform done. i believe we have an environment that will lend itself to us really doing that. it will be an extraordinary thing. you are right. it will not be easy. because -- you be, the federal government is still facing extraordinary deficits. i mean, we have a trillion-dollar-a-year deficit. we have to keep that in mind so that when the speaker talks about putting revenues on the table that in return, we actually can tell the people of this country that we are going to stop doing what we are doing and actually fwin to pay down the debt. so the tax code, i believe is the tool for us to grow. if we can implement pro-growth tax return, we will see entrepreneurs, investors put their money to work and grow this economy, create more jobs. that's -- that will be a significant piece of trying to go and manage down this debt and deficit. so all of the stars can aline if we can actually come together, set aside the differences and decide we are going to deliver a result for the people. >> greta: is there any cultural adjustment we can d
on the understanding of businesses. they operate in environments that most us won't accept. it's very risky, so every day they try to minimize their risk. here's the thing. the message to washington is make a policy if it's not great and get it out early. all the points you just mentioned are things that keep dragging and dragging, and it's just creating this malaise that is really hurting us. >> i understand what you're saying about there about uncertainty, but isn't that nature of our democracy? it's set up to have two sides and debate and change things to adjust to what's happening. it doesn't seem like that's a new phenomenon. would businesses prefer we have a dictatorship to set policy? >> can i say yes? i'm not going to say yes. here's the thing, look, it's true. remember, over the past 40 or 50 years, let's face it, the parties are the discourses getting much more poisonpoisono. people are so convinced they're completely right about everything. they're not coming to the table. it has dramatically changed in the last 30 years. also keep in mind that spending since 1954 -- i wasn't around then,
that trade the bank stocks right now say low interest rate environment and no growth or low growth environmentment in 2013. reason they are not particularly optimistic. today these stocks are bouncing back. carl, they have been beaten up badly in the last couple of months. >> thanks, bob. bob pisani. send it back to head quarters and kayla. she has the market flash. >> watching diamond food. the stock tlaubled for the last year a half. down another 11% today on a downgrade from jefferies. jefferies saying there is a -- 33% more downside for this company to go. last week it restated earnings for the last two years. wipe out about $56 million in profit. they had problem was their accounting and with the payme payments. >> meantime, tensions rising in the middle east. senior official close to binyamin netanyahu is ready for ground invasion in the gaza strip but prefers diplomatic solution to that conflict. >> reporter: hello there. in fact, it is nighttime in g . gaza. the attention is shifting south of where we are. focusing more on cairo, egypt. that's where intense negotiations ar
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